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AS GOOD AS IT GETS (PG-13) A talky, off-kilter romantic comedy from James L. Brooks that’s neither entirely romantic nor entirely comedic and never finds a confident center. Still, it’s fun to watch Jack Nicholson draw on great reservoirs of bile to play a mean SOB with an obsessive-compulsive disorder who is partially humanized by his contact with Helen Hunt (well, who wouldn’t be?) as a put-upon waitress and single mom. With Greg Kinnear as a sweet gay painter and devoted dog owner. B-

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